WELD1117 is a dual credit (Crete High School and Southeast Community College Manufacturing Occupations Welding Technology) course.   Students will receive both high school credits and also college credits through SCC.  

Catalog Description:  WELD117 will involve study of the theory, safety, equipment, and applications of the Oxyacetylene Welding Process.

SENCAP Credit:  2.0

Lecture/Classroom Hours:  20

Vocational Lab Hours:  0

Total Contact Hours:  20

Course Objectives:

The course will cover:

a.  Introduction of oxyacetylene welding and cutting processes.

b.  Discussion of safe handling and operating oxyacetylene cutting and welding systems.

c.  Discussion of proper set-up and break down of oxyacetylene systems.

d.  Introduction of cylinder safety, transportation, and personal protective equipment.

Course Competencies:

The student will be able to:

a.  Utilize safely handling and operating oxyacetylene cutting and welding systems.

b.  Understand the proper use, care, handling, and storage of oxyacetylene equipment and supplies.

c.  Understand the personal protective equipment required for oxyacetylene welding and cutting.

Instructional Materials:

a.  Text Required:  Modern Welding; 11th Edition

b.  Other Resources:  Supplemental handouts supplied by instructor.


                                     Tools/Supplies provided by Crete High School

Course Content/Units of Instruction

a.  Introduction

b.  History

c.  Gasses for Oxyactylene

d.  Equipment

e.  Oxyacetylene Welding of Ferrous Metals

f.   Oxyacetylene Welding of Non-Ferrous Metals

g.  Miscellaneous Applications

h.  Equipment Set-Up

Specific Course Requirements

a.  Completion of all tests, projects, assignments, and notebook.

b.  Must earn a final grade of 70% (2.0) or higher.

c.  Attendance---Punctual and regular attendance required.  Any class/lab session missed, regardless of cause, reduces the opportunity for learning and can affect the grade received. For these reasons, attendance for the class/lab is mandatory and there is no excused absence.  A student who accumulates 18 hours of absence per quarter (total all classes) will be put on attendance probation.  A student who has an additional absence after being placed on attendance probation will fail the class/lab or given the opportunity to withdraw from the class/lab, in accordance with established college guidelines.  An accumulation of 2 tardies will be considered 1 hour of absence.  A student will be counted tardy from the established start of the class/lab up to 10 minutes.  More than 10 minutes will be recorded as one hour of absence. 

d.  Program shop safety rules will be followed.

Methods of Presentation/Instruction

a.  Presentation methods may include, but are not limited to lecture, small and large group discussion, video presentation, transparencies, demonstrations, project boards, flip charts, handouts, observations, assigned lab projects, and field trips.

Methods of Evaluation

The following may be utilized in evaluation of the student by the instructor:

a.  Notebook

b.  Quizzes

c.  Tests

d.  Lab grades

e.  Attendance/Class conduct

Letter grades will be based on the SCC Standard Grade Scale Policy.

SCC Standard Grading Scale Policy:

A+   95-100         C+    75-79

A      90-94           C      70-74

B+     85-89          D+    65-69

B       80-84           D      60-64

                              F      Below 60